Time flies when you are crafting for an event! Before I know it, the 25th will be here and then we will start a new year. I have enjoyed making cards and ornaments, calendars and small paper craft kits. I recently visited one of my favorite websites SVGCUTS.Com. If you have a die cutter that can cut SVG files, you really should pop in and see what they have to offer. Mary, she is the artist, is such a great teacher. Every file has a video tutorial in case you need some help putting them together. As soon as I saw this beauty, I knew it was a must to put together. It is called Santa’s Village Advent Calendar. I used CTMH’s Sparkle& Shine papers(X7176B) I hope you will stop by all this month as I will be highlighting some awesome projects.
I know, it isnt even Halloween yet, WHY!!! are talking about christmas? Well, as a crafter, I need to make things in advance to sell at craft fairs and on Etsy. Truth is I started about a month ago. But, I love this time of year.The weather changes, the leaves change too. It just screams holiday season.
So, I wanted to share with you this tree I made last night. It is actually on the cover of our Holiday Gift Guide.
As soon as I saw this cover I could not wait until the paper was available to order. The paper is cute. Not traditional in any way, but really works with those basic colors of green and red. It’s called Sparkle&Shine. It will be available for all of you to purchase starting on the 15th of October.
During this month, I will be featuring this tree as my kit of the month item.
If you would like to join this club it is very simple.You make a 6 month commitment to purchase 25.00 minimum to participate. Each person in the club will have their time to be the “hostess”. That means that she is entitled to 25.00 free merchandise from the current catalog, and she can get more free items if she chooses by inviting friends and family to place orders during her month.It is completely up to the individual how much she will gain in free product, no obligation other then the 25.00 a month. It is a great way to build on your craft supplies.
Of course, there are always specials during each month. Please email me directly to sign up for the 6 month commitment.
If you dont want to commit, that cool too. I run monthly kit classes as well as the clubs.
Heres a look at all 3 Cricut cartridges CTMH has to offer, and a look at all the kits include! It is an awesome deal at only 99.00! Enjoy!
Celebrate military service and promote patriotism with our new patriotic stamp sets—available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013. Three dollars from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set will be donated to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set
June–July 2013 Constant Campaign
My it has been a very busy week! It ran by quite fast this time, could not believe it is Friday already-TGIF!
If you follow along on my blog, you may already know that I have signed on to be a consultant for Close to my Heart. This is my second time around and this time I am working it like a business.
So, the first order of business is marketing! That’s why you are reading about this now
I really do love the product line. I have had many opportunities to play with other product lines that are available these days. There is no shortage of shops online and in your local town, to keep all of us happy in our crafting needs. It took me awhile to kinda discover my taste in design. Hope that makes sense. And I love a vintage style, maybe even shabby chic. But, there are times when a card or a mini- album just screams for color and class. That is where I put Close to my Heart(CTMH) in my scrapbooking and card making.
What brings me to my title. There are so many companies that have guest designers to showcase their product line. It really is a genius marketing strategy. Most of the designers you are familiar with started out as avid crafters, just like you and me. What makes you buy a particular paper or embellishment? It is how it is designed by the people chosen to do just that!
Within CTMH, the consultants, plus the idea book aide us in presenting the product line to the public. But, I am just one person! If you only see my designs your not looking at all of the potential that embellishment or stamp has? So, I decided, I want some guest designers! Why not? So please keep reading and I will explain it all to you.
What’s in it for you? First, you have the opportunity to score free product from me and CTMH. You keep whatever is left over after your projects is finished.
Internet exposure. Drive more traffic to your blog, YouTube channel and Facebook pages.
Start building up your customer database- if you sell products yourself.This is a great way to network with people who have similar interests.
Plus- it is fun, fun, fun!!
What do I get? I get much of the same benefits. In fact, I gain exactly what you do. With the addition of hopefully gaining some sales or even those interested in being a consultant with CTMH.
If you have read this far, it is safe to say you are interested in this proposal? Good, let me tell you what is required.
In order to participate, you must have one or all of these-
A blog. Youtube channel or Facebook page( Facebook pg. must be a page dedicated to crafting, not your personal page.) You will receive various products to showcase CTMH, and will design something from what you receive. Plus I will throw in some goodies just for you
If this sounds like fun, and you would like to join in, please email me at Ancheta@Centurylink.Net with Designer in the subject line.
There is only a few spots available, so act fast!
I will contact you, and give more detailed information.
Thanks Friends, Happy Scrappin’
Hello to all you crafty folks. It has been a while since being ready to write. I took a bit of a break from crafting anything, but chose instead to educate myself a little more on different techniques used in scrapbooking.It seems there is no shortage of different ways to ink a stamp and transfer that to paper…neatly The reason I needed to stop jumping in blindly, I was signing up to do swaps in a couple of groups I participate in- without knowing the technique. I thought I could just wing it. Turned out awful and I wasted not only time but some expensive card stock to boot. In the upcoming months, I will be sharing these techniques here on my blog.
Along the same line of news….I have re-joined Close To My Heart, as a consultant. They now offer 2 ways to get started. For those on a budget, there is a 49.00 sign up deal. That still gets you a good deal of new products, your discount,a shopping website that is available to new consultants free of charge. That is a huge deal, e-commerce sites usually run about 25-49 dollars per month. http://creat-w-kat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Consultant_EssentialsKit.jpg
I have always loved CTMH’s product line. The variety is good, I love the exclusive ink colors they have now. If you like to stamp like I do, you just cant go wrong with this company. I think the style is classic. I have seen lines that a cartoonish, and that has never appealed to me. The other incentive that was for new consultants signing up in May only, is the rest of the stamp of the month set’s from April-July. I am a sucker for free stamps! Just look at them
Generally, these sets are only available for 1 month. Normal retail is 17.95, however, if you spend 50.00 or more, then the stamp is yours for 5.00.
I was lucky enough to take advantage of this new incentive. I just love the stamps of the month. Some of them are just perfect for any occasion. These sets are no exception to the norm
If you are interested in signing up as a consultant, or would like to take a look at the catalog, just visit HTTP://katancheta.ctmh.com.
Happy Scrappin” Y’All
Hi everyone! I have been busy spending time with some crafty ladies at yahoo group mini albums. I will be posting pictures and tutorials soon of all the new projects I have been working on. In the meantime, I wanted to start a monthly giveaway for followers of my blog. This month’s giveaway is valued at 99.00! It is the Art Philosophy Collection from Close to my Heart!
It can be yours free by following my social networks! To be eligible you must sign up on all 3 sites.
That is all there is to it! A winner will be chosen by Random.Org on May 30th, 2012.
Good Luck and Happy Scrappin’
PS- If you already subscribe, leave a comment on all sites referencing Art Philosophy in the comment form